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Half Cents

The half cent coin was produced in the United States from 1793-1857. The half-cent piece was made of 100% copper. It was very slightly smaller than a modern U.S. quarter, with a diameter of 23.5 mm (0.93 inch). It is the lowest face value coin ever produced by the United States. more...

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Coin Appraisals

There are several different types of half cents

  • Liberty Cap, Left (designed/engraved by Adam Eckfeldt) - issued 1793
  • Liberty Cap, Right (large head designed by Robert Scot, small head designed by Scot-John Gardner, engraved by Robert Scot) - issued 1794 to 1797
  • Draped Bust (obverse designed by Gilbert Stuart and Robert Scot, reverse designed by Scot-John Gardner, engraved by Robert Scot) - issued 1800 to 1808
  • Classic Head (designed/engraved by John Reich) - issued 1809 to 1835
  • Coronet (obverse designed by Robert Scot and Christian Gobrecht, reverse designed by John Reich and Christian Gobrecht, engraved by Christian Gobrecht) - issued 1849 to 1857

There are no mint marks on any of the coins (all minted at the Philadelphia Mint) and the edges are plain on most half cents. On the 1793 coin and a variety of the 1797 coin it was lettered TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR and another 1797 variety had a reeded, or milled, edge.

Mintage figures are the following:

Liberty Cap, Left

  • 1793 - 35,334

Liberty Cap, Right

  • 1794 - 81,600
  • 1795 - 139,690
  • 1796 - 1,390
  • 1797 - 127,840

Draped Bust

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1797 P Half Cent - Ag - See Pics! (E6273)1797 P Half Cent - Ag - See Pics! (E6273) $200.00 1809 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 8 coins) well circulated #1.88.581809 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 8 coins) well circulated #1.88.58 $80.95
1828 Half Cent G 13 Stars1828 Half Cent G 13 Stars $50.00 1986 Statue Of Liberty Commemorative Proof 2 Coin Set With Silver Dollar & Half1986 Statue Of Liberty Commemorative Proof 2 Coin Set With Silver Dollar & Half $40.00
Pcgs Genuine 1797 Liberty Cap Half Cent Pl. Edge NicePcgs Genuine 1797 Liberty Cap Half Cent Pl. Edge Nice $2,295.00 1803 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 2 coins) well circulated #2.70.221803 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 2 coins) well circulated #2.70.22 $36.95
1804 Half Cent Vf Plain 4 Stemless1804 Half Cent Vf Plain 4 Stemless $235.00 1835 Half Cent Ngc Vf-20 Env. Damage1835 Half Cent Ngc Vf-20 Env. Damage $79.20
1826 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 2 coins) well circulated #1.29.211826 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 2 coins) well circulated #1.29.21 $30.95 1804 P Half Cent Has Corrosion - Vf+ - See Pics! (E6274)1804 P Half Cent Has Corrosion - Vf+ - See Pics! (E6274) $250.00
Lot of 3 Half Cents Bust and Classic Head Low Grade - Type Coins - #O643Lot of 3 Half Cents Bust and Classic Head Low Grade - Type Coins - #O643 $24.95 1829 P Half Cent Light Corrosion - Vg - See Pics! (E6277)1829 P Half Cent Light Corrosion - Vg - See Pics! (E6277) $60.00
1803 P Half Cent - Mark On Face - Ag - See Pics! - (N2410)1803 P Half Cent - Mark On Face - Ag - See Pics! - (N2410) $40.00 1808 Half Cent G 180⁰ Rotated Reverse1808 Half Cent G 180⁰ Rotated Reverse $80.00
1809 Half Cent In About Good Condition1809 Half Cent In About Good Condition $39.00 1851 P Half Cent - Xf - See Pics! - (N4515)1851 P Half Cent - Xf - See Pics! - (N4515) $85.00
1809/6 Half Cent Ngc Au-55 C-51809/6 Half Cent Ngc Au-55 C-5 $676.50 1832 P Half Cent - F - See Pics! - (E8173)1832 P Half Cent - F - See Pics! - (E8173) $75.00
(1776) Silver Coin Colonial Voc Free Shipping Worldwide(1776) Silver Coin Colonial Voc Free Shipping Worldwide $58.75 1828 Half Cent F 13 Stars Old Very Light Cleaning1828 Half Cent F 13 Stars Old Very Light Cleaning $69.00
1807 Half Cent Ag Holed & Bent1807 Half Cent Ag Holed & Bent $30.00 1834 P Half Cent - Small Rim Dings - Au Details - See Pics! - (E12281)1834 P Half Cent - Small Rim Dings - Au Details - See Pics! - (E12281) $110.00
chain cent classic head half cent 1979 1809 1874 1973 liberty dollarchain cent classic head half cent 1979 1809 1874 1973 liberty dollar $2,400.00 1803 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 1 coin) well circulated #3.25.151803 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 1 coin) well circulated #3.25.15 $20.95
1804 P Half Cent - Corrosion - F - See Pics! - (N4510)1804 P Half Cent - Corrosion - F - See Pics! - (N4510) $80.00 1806 Half Cent Vg Stemless1806 Half Cent Vg Stemless $88.00
1806 P Half Cent - Small Dings - F - See Pics! - (N4511)1806 P Half Cent - Small Dings - F - See Pics! - (N4511) $135.00 1833 P Half Cent - Cleaned - Vf - See Pics! - (N3360)1833 P Half Cent - Cleaned - Vf - See Pics! - (N3360) 000001DF $75.00
Type Coin Lot of 4 Half & Large Cent 1817 1832 1847 Classic Braided Hair CoronetType Coin Lot of 4 Half & Large Cent 1817 1832 1847 Classic Braided Hair Coronet $299.99 1828 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 3 coins) well circulated #3.69.451828 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 3 coins) well circulated #3.69.45 $58.95
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		Lot Of 2 Us Half Cents - 1800 and 1803New listing Lot Of 2 Us Half Cents - 1800 and 1803 $19.95 1804 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 4 coins) well circulated #5.111.751804 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 4 coins) well circulated #5.111.75 $94.95
1832 Half Cent, Just in from an old collection, Great Eye Appeal, Choice Xf+1832 Half Cent, Just in from an old collection, Great Eye Appeal, Choice Xf+ $194.04 1809 Half Cent Fr1809 Half Cent Fr $27.00
1835 P Half Cent - Vf - See Pics! - (N4347)1835 P Half Cent - Vf - See Pics! - (N4347) $75.00 1809 P Half Cent - Corrosion/Cleaned - Vg Details - See Pics! - (E12092)1809 P Half Cent - Corrosion/Cleaned - Vg Details - See Pics! - (E12092) $50.00
Lot of Three U. S. Half Cents, Inexpensive Type Coins, Discounted 0201-01Lot of Three U. S. Half Cents, Inexpensive Type Coins, Discounted 0201-01 $82.95
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